Skill Development Stories

Jackie Phelesteen’s story

I arrived in the US three years ago in October 2012 accompanying my husband who is pursuing PhD degree in electrical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I am on F2 visa which doesn’t allow me to work. I…

Anita Satyajit’s Story

My life as a H4 wife  When I first moved to the US in 2002, I was a newly-wed full of ideas and hopes. But professionally, I had also been a journalist for over 3 years with a journalism degree…

Mansi Jindal’s story

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”  – Harvey Fierstein I truly love interacting with people and always want to be in a social circle.…

Daiana Stolf’s story

When I first stepped in Cambridge, in October 2011, I had the best impression I could: it was unusually sunny and warm, everyone was out on the streets wearing skirts and short sleeves and happy that fall had not fully…

Aishwarya’s story

Having never moved out of South India till 2012, I had an opportunity to come to US in September 2012 as a newly wedded wife on F2 Visa (Dependent of Student). My husband was doing his Post- doctoral program in…

Prerna Dublish’s story

“I will prepare and someday my chance will come”- Abrahim Lincoln United States of America, the land of opportunities as people call it and how true that is. But one does not tend to feel so when one is in…